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tonight metro officials insist the system is safe to ride. leon: d.c. bureau chief sam ford joins us live with what the officials are saying. a tough sell. sam: the officials were insisting that the metro system is safe. as safe as they can be. they believe that. they also have charging documents with we just got here out of the d.c. superior court reveal the two young men in this case had ongoing feud at social media and a feud that went in the deanwood metro station. ending up with one of them dead. the or charged with second-degree murder. the dead boy was 15-year-old john rufus evans iii. the 18-year-old who police say killed him is javonte hall. according to charging documents they rode in to the deanwood metro station on the same train and made threatening gestures t
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they both got off at deanwood and hall was ahead when evans ran up to him and threw a punch. when hall punched back he had a knife in his hand the document said and cut evans' throat. the dead boy's mother today. >> but i do remember hearing this boy's name about him and his friends throwing stuff at my daughter at the train station two weeks ago. i'm thinking they are children. they get past stuff like that. i didn't think my child would lose his life behind it. sam: the charging documents say that police were looking at surveillance video and noticed that another young male was videotaping the whole thing. they said by the time they got ahold of the phone, it had been erased.
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sam ford, abc7 news. leon: metro announced a new hiring of chief safety officer. patrick lavin is his name and will take the name next month. he comes from new york city transit second in command in the office of system safety. maureen: today governor hogan signed a hundred of the bills into law. but a high profile one is still waiting for his signature. brad bell has a look at the new laws for us. brad? brad: you are talking about the governor's signature. this is a larry hogan, governor of the state of maryland pens they use for the bill signings. thaw are given away as souvenirs for those whose efforts will lead to passage of a bill. every year
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get a pen and some are unhappy they won't. rich leotta went from grieving loss of his police officer son noah to nonstop lobbying for mandatory breathalyzer ignition interlock for all drunk drivers. late last night noah's law won unanimous approval. >> we know that this bill that just passed probably will reduce the amount of deaths just in maryland by 20 to 40%. that is significant. >> saving lives is also the goal of a corrections reform bill which will send more drug offenders to treatment and fewer to jail. it won legislative approval yesterday. as did a reform of the law enforcement officer's bill of rights, a response to the arrest and the subsequent death of freddie gray one year ago today in baltimore. it will change the way officers are treated after certain incidents. >> we have to find the right balance to protect the of
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their job and have the appropriate protections. but also have the transparency to the public. >> the legislature could not come to agreement on two high profile measures. mandatory paid sick leave bill pushed by the labor groups died last night as did a $250 million tax break for marylanders. one of governor larry hogan's top priorities. >> the fact we were arguing about tax cuts last night was encouraging. disappointing they couldn't get it done. brad: always intrigue under the state house dome in annapolis. there is talk of bringing the legislature back for a one-day special session to try to get that $250 million tax break for maryland taxpayers pushed through. i am told the odds of it happening are slim. i am told that the odds of passage of a mandatory paid
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sick leave bill next year in 2017 session of the maryland general assembly, well the odds of that are very good. in annapolis, brad bell, abc7 news. maureen: thank you, brad. count me out he says. house speaker paul ryan does not want to be the next president of the united states. today he pulled to punches after the recent chatter. >> if no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, i believe you should only choose from a person who participated in the primary. count me out. i simply believe that if you want to be the nominee for our party, to be the president, you should actually run for it. i chose not to do this. therefore i should not be considered period, end of story. maureen: speaker says he is trying to unite the republican party and he believes the late entry would only divide the g.o.p. further. leon: right now we
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at the second day of protests and arrests on capitol hill. police arrested nearly a hundred people in a sit-in on the east front step of the capitol. protests not permitted that close to the structure. protesters are demanding campaign finance reform to eliminate influence of money and politics. they arrested 400 protesters yesterday. they are organizing the protests democracy spring. maureen: we are learning more about the sheriff charged with domestic violence. anne arundel county sheriff ron batemen arrested sunday night for allegedly assaulting his wife. charging documents say batemen. >> i never assaulted elsie. things were said to the police in high emotion, high stress and anger that were blown out of proportion and not true. maureen: charging documents say batemen threw his wife in a wall and hit her in the back of her head. he denies the claims and says his wife recanted her story. right now batemen's police pors
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the outcome of this case. leon: a corrections officer charged with sex offenses against an inmate. he is charged with having inappropriate contact with a female inmate. he worked as an officer for the montgomery county department of corrections and he is charged with several counts including assault. maureen: still ahead, hundreds of dogs rescued from deplorable conditions. puppy mill investigation in maryland. leon: changing a law controversial law in north carolina. what the governor there is saying now about the law that has drawn outrage from across the nation. >> the teens stake center stage at d.a.r. constitution hall. i'll have that story coming up. doug: sunshine now. frost advisory tonight and then seven-day outlook we have been waiting to present. it's worth waiting around to see. still to come at "abc7 news at 6:00".
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in annapolis, she battled republicans joseline peña-melnyk for congress... yes! and the nra to pass the toughest gun safety legislation in the country. i'll take on the tough fights to expand social security and keep the doors open to planned parenthood. my mom is so tough she's willing to fight anyone who's going to pay him more than us for doing the same job. i'm joseline peña-melnyk, and i approve this message.
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narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott,
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emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message. announcer: you're watching "abc7 news at 6:00ment" on your side. leon: 300 dogs found in a puppy mill. conditions were deplorable. no charges have been filed
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they are at the humane society now. and shelters. maureen: action on controversial north carolina law that sent shock wavers across the country. they have issued an order to compromise lgbt protection law. it will expand the employment nondiscrimination policy to cover sexual orientation and gender identity. leon: coming up -- agenda live. a look at the teen tournament hosted here in d.c. maureen: heading to a beautiful stretch of spring weather. ahead, doug hill is back with a look at the temperature. robert: i'm robert burton. caps are looking for a new postseason. and last season's mr. october is now mr. april now. who that is when "abc7 news yvette: i was running for my life.
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my ex-husband's intentions were to murder me. glenn: i made sure yvette's abuser went away for good, and put in place tougher sentences, because domestic violence can never be tolerated. yvette: mr. ivey showed compassion. i felt like i could trust him. narrator: glenn ivey. as state's attorney, a proven leader. in congress, he'll combat domestic violence, and protect president obama's legacy. glenn: i'm glenn ivey and i approve this message, because i'm on your side.
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leon: today marks a solemn anniversary in maryland. it's been a year since freddie gray was fatally injured in an arrest.
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25-year-old after he made eye contact with the police officer and then ran. investigators say that gray was handcuffed but not wearing a seat belt when he suffered a spinal injury in the police van. he died days later. triggers protests and riots in east baltimore. six police officers are now facing charges. maureen: also today the fourth annual sandy hood bicycle ride in washington arrived on capitol hill a short time ago. each rider represents one of the 26 children and the educators killed at the sandy hook elementary school massacre. the 26 riders trekked some 400 miles from newtown, connecticut, to push for stricter gun laws. >> congress is part of the problem. not the solution. it is complicit in death and injury that are preventable and avoidable. maureen: they have already met with eleanor holmes norton and otr
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the group brought a petition to keep guns off college campuses. leon: covering metro tonight. two stations could soon have new names. metro's board will vote on thursday about whether to add national mall to the name of smithsonian station. the board will decide whether to add kennedy center to the foggy bottom george washington university stop. metro survey found that more than half the riders support changing the name of the smithsonian station but only a quarter think it's a good idea to change the name at goggy bottom. exciting day for agenda fans today -- "jeopardy" fans today. they hosted the teen tournament today. the fans got to get behind the scene look at clues and contestants and a chance to interact with the host alex trebek. suzanne kennedy reports. suzanne: two days of the "jeopardy" teen tournament are shot on the stage at d.a.r. constitution hall. 15 teenagers from all across the country ages 14 to 17 will gather on this stage to compete before
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nine students will move on to the semi-finals. three will be in the finals which will be a two-show competition. one o the competitors is from here in the d.c. area. >> this is my first time in national television. never done anything like this. this is exciting for me. it's not like every day that someone -- it is every day. pat sajek lives on my town. he is on tv every day. outside of that no one is on tv from my town. it's different. suzanne: the winner of the two-day tournament walks away with $10,000. at d.a.r. constitution hall, suzanne kennedy, abc7 news. maureen: virginia senator tim kaine said he is trying to convince the colleagues to fund significant boost in the national park spending. he says there is an $11 billion backlog of needed park spending nationwide. he hiked a trail in shenandoah national park monday and met to promote the 100th anniversary. leon: i hope he had clareton
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doug: mostly still the oak trees are the offender but high level pollen count for the trees today. maureen: it is that season. we have to take it, i guess. doug: then we get to grass and it will never end. get started here. good news. finally week after week after week. every time we think we are making a few steps forward in the western pattern we are slamming back townleter. but not so in this outlook. we look at the sky and how it looked over national park. ominous. a shelf cloud coming in with the cold front when it came through. it rolled through and dropped rain in a hurry in spots. but then as we expected through the computer modeling, cleared out about midday. boom we are in the sunshine. absolutely gorgeous everything around the capitol. the sun rise at 6:35. it will set this everything at 7:43 p.m. temperatures range through the mid-to-the upper 50's. northwestern zones. 61 at washington. 64 in fredericksburg. andrews at 60 degrees.
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early tomorrow morning 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 in the morning the time frame for the areas in the counties and the injury dictions in blue could get close to the ground level temperatures. 32 degrees. that is a possibility of frost. that is why the frost advisory has been posted. the metro area south and east probably going to stay in the mid-to-upper 30's in those areas. projected wake-up temperatures in asen hill is 37. ashburn is 35. 39 in la plata. 39 in largo. 41 in the brentwood neighborhood of the city. this is a front. cold front offshore. rain to the eastern third of north carolina. front will push out and the high pressure system building in. initially the winds out of the north. northwest. go to the north and the east here. keeping it just a touch below average. plenty of sunshine. the best news is this is a very large system. once it moves offshore, it will turn our winds later in the week and the weekend into the south and the southwest. it will keep the sunshine.
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temperatures. noticeably warmer. the forecast tomorrow with a chilly start. 38 in the morning. 55 midday. we will make up progress here. tomorrow we will do 59. 62 thursday and friday. early saturday morning temperatures to the low to mid-40's. saturday morning is the national cherry blossom festival parade. abc7 a proud sponsor. it will be just fine. this is my favorite part. 70ing on sunday. 75 on monday. 71 on tuesday. no snowflakes. sleet or anything else for seven days. all my gift to my friends tonight. maureen: no sleet. doug: none of that. leon: we will take that. robert: we will. leon: good for boy of summer. robert: we will talk about
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playoffs. a lot is going on. so far, so good for the nats. extra special start to season for one player. the caps are gearing up for the flyers. take you to first postseason practice next in sports.
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delores kelley: although we were all one maryland, our schools weren't treated the same way. narrator: with neighborhoods getting unequal funding for schools, something had to be done for our children. kelley: it didn't matter where chris was from. he knew that we couldn't leave a child having less just because they lived in a region that was poor. joanne benson: he has not just talked about it. he is going to stand tall for all children to succeed. i'm chris van hollen, and i approved this message.
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leon: for the regular season the daps were the dominant team in hockey. robert: right now it means zip. >> we're excited. robert: the caps have new caps to ring in the postseason. >> 16 wins to win the cup. robert: with that goal in mind, they eagerly reported to work today. their first day of the most important season. >> you could feel the energy in the dressing room. special time. >> the nhl's best team in the regular season insists it no longer matters. >> i woke up this morning and i looked at the standings. everybody is equal today. >> 48 hours and some change. >> i can't wait. really can't wait. >> the puck will drop for game
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one. >> the best time of the year and best time for fans and coaches and players. robert: baseball, nats-braves. nats won four of the first five. big part of that would be a new member of the team. daniel murphy. on monday a two-run shot. excuse me. three-run shot. one of two hits in a 6-4 win over the braves. right now murphy hitting .471 with two homers on the season so far. >> he has a good idea how to hit. he works hard. you just don't hit. you have to work hard at hitting. he works as hard as anybody. it's not that it can't be bryce every night. robert: red has been suspended for violating substance abu
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maureen: you brought luck to the nats last night. leon: because i left. robert: he left early. leon: that is what happened. doug: they got up and won. every time he goes to the park. maureen: what is the latest? doug: frost possible north and west of the metro area. frost advisory up from 3:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. then we get through the day with plenty of sunshine and high of 59 degrees. 62 on thursday and friday. partly to mostly sunny skies. looking ahead to the weekend, partly sunny and 63. the big jump occurs on sunday. sunshine and 70. steve rudin at 11:00 with the updated seven-day. the next chance for rain is looking ahead to the weekend. wouldn't it be something to go 15 days without rain? leon: it would be nice. doug: wouldn't surprise me. maureen: wouldn't be good for pollen. leon: true, too. maureen: "world news tonight" with david muir is up coming up next.
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but jamie raskin is the only abdemocrat for congress who led the fight for tougher gun laws. only raskin took on the nra to ban military-style assault weapons. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message.
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the nra and its campaign cash are what stands between us and gun reform. "every time i think about those kids... it gets me mad" chris van hollen met with nra lobbyists to craft a loophole that would let the nra skirt a new campaign finance law and block gun control. but democrat donna edwards said "no" to the nra loophole and stood up to the gun lobby. and she would ban assault weapons. democrat donna edwards, maryland's next senator.
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tising. narrator: all that political mail mlet's simplify.lming. only one candidate has been endorsed by the washington post: kathleen matthews. as a journalist and progressive leader at marriott, she has a broad and deep facility with policy. emily's list praises matthews as pro-choice and the post says on gun control, clean energy, education and health research kathleen matthews "has greater potential, following the van hollen model, to move the ball forward." kathleen: i'm kathleen matthews and i approve this message.
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tonight, donald trump, one-on-one. after calling hillary clinton's life one big lie. we ask him, what does he mean? and we ask about his photos over the years with hillary clinton. also tonight, the terrifying storm slamming parts of this country. parents huddled with their children, protecting them from crashing glass. >> holy cow. the super bowl champ, killed. and tonight here, the new surveillance video showing a car accident. and what else it might reveal. the sentencing outrage tonight. this police officer caught on dash cam video, shooting an unarmed driver, given probation. and an abc news exclusive tonight. my interview with professor stephen hawking. after his big announcement, joining forces with a russian entrepreneur, showing us the


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